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Actually, I am a photographer. I quit using Flickr because of how Yahoo affected the social aspect that the site was built on.
That said, you still made a funny comment so kudos.
1 day ago on Yahoo unveils the new Flickr with one terabyte of free space 1 reply 21 recommends
Express themselves, yes. But it’s not as “social” as people claim since most activity is viewing and (maybe) “liking” but not necessarily interacting or communicating. So its a product that doesn’t benefit from having a parent company as much as YouTube or Instagram does.
Blogs are more like megaphones than telephones.
…until Mayer achieves her primary goal of getting Apple to buy Yahoo.
1 day ago on Yahoo unveils the new Flickr with one terabyte of free space 1 reply 1 recommend
1TB is cool… but storage isn’t the reason I quit using Flickr.
1 day ago on Yahoo unveils the new Flickr with one terabyte of free space 2 replies 5 recommends
As expected there’s going to be a lot of hate for anything new. But for those who actually gave Clone Wars a chance then this is good news.
The Prequels/Original Trilogies mentioned the “Clone Wars” but it never actually felt like a war until the series showed us the scale of it all. In the same way, the gap from EpIII-EpIV is a pretty huge one that includes the rise of the Empire, Darth Vader actually being menacing and how you apply to be a Storm Trooper. So there’s a lot of quality storylines to dig into (not to mention the unfinished storylines from Clone Wars).
I’m excited for this and I really hope that all the naysayers wait until they see a product before they bash it.
I’ll save your horrible joke with a video of Chewbacca dancing at Star Wars Weekend 2013.
1 day ago on 'Star Wars Rebels' is Lucasfilm's first animated series under Disney, coming fall 2014 1 reply 4 recommends
Yahoo isn’t going to die. I’m convinced that Marissa Meyer’s plan from the start has always been to make Yahoo appealing enough that Apple will buy them. And wasting money on a “hip and trendy” company like Tumblr falls right in line with that.
2 days ago on Yahoo acquires Tumblr in $1.1 billion cash deal, promises 'not to screw it up' 3 replies 2 recommends
I see it more like adopting a kid just as they’re graduating med school. They dont need a parent since they already struggled and found a way to succeed… But if someones offering to pay those college loans then how can you say no?
Saying its “good” or “bad” is tough because an acquisition like this leans more on “Uneccessary”.
Unlike twitter, Instagram, Facebook or YouTube, moving your content to a new host is easy. So I see an exodus of the more talented bloggers because this as a situation where we will be hearing of growth in quantity but seeing a steep drop in quality.
There’s nothing coming to an end here. Unlike copying all your videos or photos to another service, redirecting a blog is pretty easy. So the big winner in all this will be the kid smart enough to copy what makes tumblr so special and improve on it. Because a lot of people will be looking for a new home for their ramblings.
…Third will be a mass exodus of users.
Unlike Instagram or YouTube, the creation if QUALITY blog content is done by creative and hard working people. So the idea of being under Yahoo is going to push a lot of people to the next hip blog hosting service.
3 days ago on WSJ: Yahoo's board approves $1.1 billion all-cash Tumblr acquisition 1 reply 3 recommends
I’m curious why people have so much faith in Marissa Meyer. Sure, she’s shaken some stuff up, like every new CEO tends to do, but what tangible evidence is there of her moving the company in the right direction.
in the end then Yahoo still feels like the company that everyone except our moms and dads abandoned in favor of Google.
3 days ago on WSJ: Yahoo's board approves $1.1 billion all-cash Tumblr acquisition 2 replies 17 recommends
I really wonder how much of this Yahoo attention is based on admiring her work rather than admiring her.
I do think that Marissa Meyer can save Yahoo, but I think her ultimate goal is the one that has already been in place BEFORE she came onboard. Make Yahoo appealing enough that Apple would buy it. After all, isn’t selling your dying company the easiest way out?
There’s so much praise for what Marissa Meyer has done with Yahoo but the only tangible things people actually point at are the weather app and the homepage so, with Apple needing to spend some of that money and making a big acquisition, my guess is that we’re finally going to see Apple join the search market by buying Yahoo.
In all seriousness, does it matter who owns the site you blog on?
I understand why a gigantic company would acquire YouTube and Instagram, because deep integration of our created content would benefit Google and Facebook (respectively). But when it comes to a blog then does it really matter who owns it? I know a lot of people with Tumblr pages and even though they may have decent traffic, at the most then their traffic consists of people reading and liking but very little social interaction
And another concern here is that quality blogging actually takes some time and creativity so, unlike with YouTube and Instagram, there will be a backlash by users that actually matter. Hosting a blog isn’t a difficult thing to do so I can easily see a new hip and indie blogsite taking advantage of this opportunity and snagging all the tumblr’s who dont want to be under Yahoo’s wing.
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To be honest, Paul with no Internet made me forget about Paul completely.
I never understood the experiment from the start because, other than the potential book deal, it doesnt make sense why someone would do something that results in people finding you so easily replaceable.
As a Verge fan, I’m glad he’s back but I was surprised that in a year without Paul I didnt really miss him. His abscence allowed some of the other talented staff to get more of a spotlight and now that he’s back I’m hoping the other guys don’t get pushed back behind the curtain.
21 days ago on I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet 1 reply 6 recommends
The problems with Draw Something Classic is that A worthwhile drawing partner is either very artistic or very clever. Most people are neither. So an update improves the app but the players remain the same.
I don’t think Apple could do anything at all to please bashes like yourself
You gotta love when some people act as if the only way to be a good Apple fan is to make excuses on their behalf.
In our family we upgraded our MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 15 (non retina), 2x iPhone 5, Mac Mini, 2x iPad Mini and added a 3rd AppleTV. And you know what? They’re all products that are awesome yet iterative.
A few years ago then getting away with minor and mediocre upgrades was okay for Apple because they were so far ahead of the competition that nobody noticed. But in 2012 then not only has the competition caught up to Apple, in many ways they are surpassing them.
Call it “bashing” if that makes you feel like a loyal soldier to Apple, but at least my opinions are based off of dollars spent and real world use. 2012 was a slow year that had more promise than it did fulfillment.
Apple was never in the business of releasing “the next big thing” every other year. That company only lives in peoples imaginations and expectations.
Blaming the user again? Um.. yeah. Bullshit.
- Apple introduces Thunderbolt and touts its superiority, yet several years later the practicality of this shift is dedicated purely to high-end markets with little/no benefit for the average consumer they claim to be aiming for
- Apple announces opening up FaceTime so that it will be available beyond Apple’s own platform, yet several years later then none of that ever happened
- Apple’s survival during the 90’s was almost entirely dependent on the graphics/video professionals, yet no word on the update for the aged Mac Pro is given to those of us waiting
- Apple changes from 30pin to Lightning while claiming how this will be better for end users. But in the end many existing peripherals wont work, zero speed improvements, licensing has higher restrictions and higher prices with the only visible benefit being that you can plug it in easier when drunk.
I’m all for defending Apple and I’m known to do during my decades of Apple love. But I find people like Parad0x to be exactly whats wrong with todays Apple sycophants. Rather than looking at whether or not Apple is doing things “right”, they instead blame the end users for expecting them to maintain their own sparkling reputation that earned them descriptors like “innovators” and “trend setters”.
28 days ago on Tim Cook teases 'exciting new product category' and 'more surprises' from Apple in the fall 7 replies 18 recommends
In the FALL?!?!??
This isnt a slam because my bank account and tech library should prove I am an Apple fan… but when was the last exciting Apple product?
Faster iPad? Smaller iPad Mini? Apple TV3? USB 3.0 Air? Longer iPhone? Thinner iMac? Overpriced Thunderbolt Port? Underused Lightning Port? Maps? Even things like the Retina MBP are initially exciting but severely limiting due to proprietary SSD pricing and tiny sizes.
Yes, I’m a sucker because I bought most of those products I listed, but it does feel like there’s a bit of a drought in Apple tech so the idea that “Fall” is their next big thing feels like we went through 2 years of incremental nothings.
28 days ago on Tim Cook teases 'exciting new product category' and 'more surprises' from Apple in the fall 5 replies 18 recommends
Where are the major Map updates? Where is the new Mac Pro? Where is the Apple TV? Where is the Facetime licensing? Where are the Thunderbolt products? Where is ANYTHING interesting out of Apple in the last 6 months?
I know that Apple is going through some “surprise” restructuring and all, but when you proclaim yourself to be innovators or make declarations about how you are introducing your own standards to make the world a better place then you should try being more transparent about whats happening rather than relying on your sycophants to make up excuses for why nothing is happening and blaming the consumer for wanting a company to back up it’s own words.
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